Sunday 7th Ward Seed Swap Happy Hour

seedswapcontainers1-3 pm Sunday, April 8, 2018
7th Ward Seed Swap Happy Hour
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th

Contact 7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski at 314-630-7599 (cell) or email

Facebook Event 

Everybody welcome. Bring seeds if you have, but it’s not necessary. Seeds are free. Buy a drink/snack and talk gardening with us.

patridgepeamonativeIf you are interested in gardening at Geyer Garden, Geyer @ 11th, this event is definitely for you.

We have a lot of…
Bachelor Buttons (Annual, mostly Brazilian Bachelor Buttons (which for some reason grows to perennial size in Soulard and does not need as much water, is more of a mum, great late color
Butterfly Weed Mix (the marsh milkweed varieties are perennial)
Marigold Mix
Partridge Pea (Annual, Missouri Native)
Zinnia Mix

poppies2We also have some…
Herbs, various
Melons, cantaloupe and watermelon
Miscellaneous Annuals
Miscellaneous Perennials
Peppers, sweet and hot
Radish, mixes and Japanese Watermelon Radish
Squash, zucchini and yellow summer
Tomatoes, sauce and slicing, don’t think any cherry/grape

basilMost of the seeds are heirlooms. Many harvested right here in Soulard.

Also giving away some Aloe starts, a great houseplant.

Voter Registration Applications available.


We’re back on Facebook

fblogoWe don’t know what we’re doing. There are two of us so far trying to revise and manage the account and neither of us have Facebook experience, blissfully ignorant all these years. But people said we needed to start using the account again for Events. A lot of people use Facebook and we have to use all the tools available. 7th Ward Independent Democrats is now 7thWardSTL  –Marie Ceselski, 7th Ward Democratic Committeewoman

7th Ward Meeting Feb. 18th

365px-democratslogo2-4 pm Sunday, February 18th, 2018
7th Ward Meeting
Sponsored by 7th Ward Independent Democrats and 7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski
Nadine’s Gin Joint (on the patio), 1937 S 12th, Soulard
Open to the Public

We will be collecting for Lafayette Park United Methodist Church’s Brown Bag Meals for our unhoused neighbors.


Heather Taylor, Ethical Society of Police: Pre-Academy Recruitment Program

Sheriff Vernon Betts: House Bill 1922 to remove replace election of Sheriff with appointment by appointed Circuit Court judges

Speaker(s) TBA: August 7th $50 Million Bond Issue

Speaker(s) TBA: Lambert Airport Privatization

Attendance Prizes – some people may not want to stay for the next agenda item, so we will draw for prizes beforehand

Speaker(s) TBA: Opposition to Soulard CID & Sales Tax

Cash Bar

Available For Signatures: Save 28 Wards Petition

Voter Registration Applications

Scenes From Sunday’s 5th & 7th Wards Downtown Happy Hour

Many Thanks to our favorite committeeman Rasheen Aldridge, of the Mighty 5th Ward, for running the meeting; our venue host 314 The City Bar; all the donors to our Food Drive for Strikers at Christian Health Home; and Guest Speakers: School Board President Susan Jones, School Board Member Donna Jones, 78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks, 79th District State Rep. Michael Butler, Captain Rene Kriesmann, and Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly.









Sunday 7th Ward Seed Swap

poppies22 pm Sunday, January 28, 2018

7th Ward Seed Swap Happy Hour
Nadine’s, 1931 S 12th in Soulard
Everybody Welcome

Public Transit: #8 Bates-Morganford and #20 S Broadway have bus stops on Russell next block south of Nadine’s, #10 Gravois-Lindell is one block east walk on Allen

We’ll be giving away winter sow seeds- Poppy, Hollyhock, Butterfly Weed, Marigold, who knows what else

butterflyweedbutterfly3Drawing for Mardi Gras Sweatshirt

Cash bar. Come have a drink and talk gardening (flower & food) with us.

bachelor buttonsVoter Registration available.


Sunday 5th & 7th Wards Meeting Downtown

5th7thhappyhour2-4 pm Sunday, January 21st, 2018
5th & 7th Wards Downtown Happy Hour
314 City Bar, 1137 Washington

Sponsored by
5th Ward Committeeman Rasheen Aldridge
7th Ward Committeewoman Marie Ceselski
7th Ward Independent Democrats


Legislative Updates from
78th District State Rep. Bruce Franks, Jr.
79th District State Rep. Michael Butler

Collector of Revenue Gregg Daly will give a report on the recent City Hall DMV controversy

School Board President Susan Jones will discuss this week’s decisions to support return of SLPS governance to the elected school board

SLMPD 4th District Captain Renee Kriesmann will update on crime and crime prevention

Discussion on August 7th $50 Million GO Bond Ballot Issue

Discussion on Charter Amendment to Repeal City Residency Rule

Food Collection for our Brothers & Sisters on Strike at Christian Care Home.

Sign the Audit St. Louis Petition at this event if you have not already done so.

Register to Vote at this event.

Cash Bar
Attendance Prizes – Some great gift cards

This event is in lieu of Save City Hall DMV Letter Writing Happy Hour which is unnecessary because we already won!

Wed. LRA: Three 7th Ward Purchase Offers + Odd 10th Ward Garden Lease

8:30 am Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Land Reutilization Authority
St. Louis Development Corporation Board Room
1520 Market, City Hall West

City Online Meeting Notice/Agenda


And in Southwest City’s 10th Ward, Tilles Park Neighborhood, there is this peculiar piece of business. LRA is about to make Hampton Gardens Apartments very large front yard, some prime real estate on Hampton Avenue, tax free as a Garden Lease.